Britain's U.N. ambassador is vehemently denying a Russian military claim that the United Kingdom staged an alleged chemical attack in Syria last weekend, calling it "bizarre" and "a blatant lie". "Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible", the statement continued.
Karen Pierce said she wanted "to state categorically. that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon".
Previously, U.S. officials said that Russian Federation was jamming U.S. drones in Syria.
Macron said Thursday on French national television France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and has crossed a line that could prompt French airstrikes.
But there are also pressures on Washington not to go as lightly as past year on any retaliation for the Douma attack. "We can not take such risks", said Dvorkovich, speaking at a forum.
Trump has slammed Russian Federation for its partnership with "Gas Killing Animal" Assad, spurring concerns that a USA strike could lead to a conflict with Russian Federation, which has major military facilities at Tartus and Khmeimim and works cheek-by-jowl with Syria forces that could be targeted.
"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", said Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.
France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria.
"Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Trump's threats to attack are "reckless" and endanger global peace and security". The Assad government has at least 15 air bases in Syria. He was referring to the three countries' efforts to reduce violence in Syria.
According to pro-opposition rescue group the White Helmets the attack killed dozens, with the World Health Organization saying that 500 people went to Syrian health facilities with "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals". At a photo-taking session during a Pentagon meeting with his Dutch counterpart, Mattis was asked by a reporter whether he had seen enough evidence to blame the Syrian government.
President Trump has issued another stern warning to Russian Federation for its alleged role in a suspected chemical attack in Syria over the weekend.
Moscow reacted then with countersanctions banning a wide range of food imports from Western countries.
He said that "intelligence agencies of a state that is now striving to spearhead a Russo-phobic campaign were involved in that fabrication". "No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states brutal tyrants and murderous dictators", Trump said.
Russia's UN ambassador said Thursday that the priority in Syria was to avert US-led military strikes that could lead to a unsafe war between Russian Federation and the United States.